Over time, lines, wrinkles, and creases can make us appear old, tired, worried, and even sad or angry. Too bad you can’t just wave a magic wand to make your face look young again! Well, if you want to reduce wrinkles and take years off your appearance, come see Dr. Lisa J. Learn and say the magic word: Botox. Frown lines, worry lines, laugh lines— Poof! They’re all gone faster than you can say “Abracadabra.”
The Great Disappearing Act of Botox
Botox cosmetic injections work by temporarily blocking nerves and weakening or paralyzing muscles in the areas of your face where you’d like to reduce wrinkles. Your underlying facial muscles contract every time you smile, frown, raise your eyebrows, or make a silly face. With Botox, because the nerves are blocked, the muscles never get the signal to contract, which is a pretty cool trick to pull off! Since the muscles are relaxed, they do not tense up, thus the wrinkles they tend to make over time vanish into thin air. Ta-da—your skin appears smooth and youthful!
This non-surgical, non-invasive procedure is simple, quick, and has no significant down time. You can pretty much go right back to your normal activities instantly, only you’ll look much younger when you do! There is minimal discomfort, but the procedure can be done under local anesthesia if you’d like. A thin needle is used to inject the FDA-approved prescription medicine in designated areas. Side effects are very slight and typically include swelling and bruising at the incision sites. It is rare but possible that you may experience droopy eyelids, or a crooked smile, but this is only temporary.
The Big Reveal
Botox, otherwise known as Botulinum toxin, is commonly used for those creases between your eyebrows that make you look mad. If you have worry lines on your forehead, crow’s feet around your eyes, or cords on your neck, this procedure will do the trick! Results can be seen in just 2-3 days and can last anywhere from a few months to a year. You should be careful not to rub or massage treated areas until results are final. Follow-up injections will help to maintain your wrinkle-free, fresh-faced appearance.
It is important to note that you should not get Botox treatments if you are pregnant or if you are breastfeeding. 18-65 are the magic numbers as far as age goes. Also, if you are on blood thinners, you may need to refrain from taking these medications for several days prior to the procedure. Let us know, too, if you take muscle relaxants, allergy medications, or sleeping aids.
If you want to reduce wrinkles and improve the look of moderate-to-severe lines on your face, give Dr. Lisa J. Learn a call. You can set up an appointment by dialing (954) 380-8411 or by using our online request form. You can also simply stop by or Fort Lauderdale office to learn more about Botox Cosmetic treatments and how they can make unwanted lines disappear! We are happy to share this secret to younger-looking skin.